Dr. T.Vinayagathasan holds a doctorate in Public Economics and Masters of Public Policy from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan and M.A. in Economics and B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka where he has been working as a Senior Lecturer. His researches which include empirical analyses relating to Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, Inflation, Poverty, FDI, Finance, Governance, Corruption and Exchange Rate have been published in international journals and discussion paper series. He was awarded with MEXT scholarship and GRIPS fellowship. He had worked in International non-governmental organizations such as World Vision and Save the Children.